CV-16 Liaoning (001 carrier) Thread II ...News, Views and operations


BoraTas

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Sources here in Taiwan are saying that they have "insider sources from the PLAN" saying that Liaoning busted 7 of her 8 boilers when "escaping from USN pursuit in the SCS". Not only has Liaoning lost all of her power and can only maintain its basic functions, most crew (apart from a skeleton crew) has been evacuated and Liaoning is currently being towed to a unnamed naval base by 6 tugboats for maintenance. Below is a photo allegedly photographed by a USN aircraft.

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And these people call Chinese news unreliable :/
 

lcloo

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If a capital ship is powerless in high sea, the type of tugs send out would be huge OCEAN TUGS, not some small harbour tugs and harbour pilot boats. And posting a blur black and white photo is dubiously unreliable. Taiwanese news are extremely untrust worthy.

This is what PLAN Ocean Tug looks like - 92c6-ipvnszf0301198.jpgDongduo 195 (东拖195) Ocean tug.Ez1OdEFVIAM2Ags.jpg
Yesterday's photo of CV16.
 
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Volpler11

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So all these links say the same thing
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Lmao so do ships have to be moving all the time and when they stop it means they have power loss?...


So, a nothing-burger

I would advice to avoid Taiwanese news for these kinds of things. They are highly unreliable
To be fair, the first link is reporting on what netizen is saying and says appledaily investigated and found it to be false. The 2nd and 3rd links says satellite shows the speculation is false. So all three sources are just repeating the claim then rejecting it.
 

Tam

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Sources here in Taiwan are saying that they have "insider sources from the PLAN" saying that Liaoning busted 7 of her 8 boilers when "escaping from USN pursuit in the SCS". Not only has Liaoning lost all of her power and can only maintain its basic functions, most crew (apart from a skeleton crew) has been evacuated and Liaoning is currently being towed to a unnamed naval base by 6 tugboats for maintenance. Below is a photo allegedly photographed by a USN aircraft.

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Those sources in Taiwan looks BS to me.

The carrier on the picture is definitely on her own power, and she is leaving a wake. They ran the picture through a heavy filter in order to hide her wake. None of the tugboats are touching her. The carrier is getting ready to dock, so it needs six of the tugs. It is standard for this ship to have six tugs, based on previous photos. The Hainan LHD uses five alone, for her porting. None of these tugs are also ocean tugs. We know how the military ocean going tug looks like and its a lot larger than these.
 
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longmarch

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Those sources in Taiwan looks BS to me.

The carrier on the picture is definitely on her own power, and she is leaving a wake. They ran the picture through a heavy filter in order to hide her wake. None of the tugboats are touching her. The carrier is getting ready to dock, so it needs six of the tugs. It is standard for this ship to have six tugs, based on previous photos. The Hainan LHD uses five alone, for her porting. None of these tugs are also ocean tugs. We know how the military ocean going tug looks like and its a lot larger than these.
This was actually a bait by mainlander to tease Taiwanese as a joke. Apparently they took the bait and made it official news.
There were other entertaining news like three Gorges dam was about to collapse etc etc which they very much enjoyed, even though nothing happened.
Life without these news would be too stressful for them, people have to understand.
 

Tam

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This was actually a bait by mainlander to tease Taiwanese as a joke. Apparently they took the bait and made it official news.
There were other entertaining news like three Gorges dam was about to collapse etc etc which they very much enjoyed, even though nothing happened.
Life without these news would be too stressful for them, people have to understand.

So they got trolled by mainlander netizens. That explains it.
 

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